- to happen; take place; come about
- to be found or be present; exist
- (followed by to) to be realized or thought of (by); suggest itself (to)
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
oc•cur /əˈkɝ/USA pronunciation v. [no object],-curred, -cur•ring.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
oc•cur (ə kûr′),
v.i., -curred, -cur•ring.
Etymology:1 . befall. See happen. 2 . arise, offer.
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occur /əˈkɜː/ vb ( -curs, -curring, -curred)(intransitive)
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